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Fertility Preservation

Overview & Introduction

Julia Kopeika, Module Lead

As cancer treatments continue to improve, the prospect of long-term survival and cure is becoming ever more a reality. Infertility is the commonest long-term adverse effect of cancer treatment. Consequently, fertility preservation in cancer survivors is becoming an increasingly important aspect of our daily clinical practice. This study day will address this important area crossing the boundaries between the various disciplines involved, with talks from Clinicians, Nurses and Scientists both in the fields of Reproductive Medicine and Oncology. The course will cover the epidemiology of cancer in patients of reproductive age, overview of modern cancer treatments, chemotherapy regimens, effect of cancer treatment on fertility, approaches for male and female fertility preservation, as well as the ins and outs of setting up and managing an effective fertility preservation programme.

We are excited to have a NEW programme and are very grateful to many of our world renowned experts for sharing with us their knowledge and experience.

Speakers Title of talk
Julia Kopeika Welcome from module lead
Robert Carr Epidemiology of cancers in the patients of reproductive age
Mark Harries Overview on Chemotherapy Drugs
Richard Anderson The effect of cancer treament on female fertility and an overview of female fertility preservation
Gillian Lockwood Ooctye cryopreservation
Dima El-Sharkawi Haematologist Perspectives: Update on modern Treatments for Lymphomas in patients of Reproductive Age
Lynda Wyld Update on Breast cancer treatment and outcome
Julia Kopeika Ovarian stimulation for fertility preservation
Philippa Sangster Fertility Preservation in Male patients
Christine Fotopoulou Surgical Methods of Fertility Preservation
Michael von Wolff Experience of organising a Fertility Preservation Service and creating a network
Valerie Peddie Provision of Fertility Preservation Services – NHS Scotland
Melanie Davies Late effects of cancer treatment: subfertility, early menopause and the use of HRT
Claus Andersen Ovarian tissue preservation

Session Speaker
Welcome from the Chair Melanie Davies
Cancer in young people, long term outcomes Vicky Grandage
The effect of cancer treatment on male fertility and sperm banking Mathew Tomlinson
The effect of cancer treatment on female fertility and an overview of female fertility preservation Richard Anderson
Oocyte cryopreservation Gillian Lockwood
Laparoscopic Ovarian Transposition & Oophoropexy for fertility preservation Ertan Saridogan
The decision making process for women considering fertility preservation Georgina Jones
Ovarian stimulation for oocyte cryopreservation. Julia Kopeika
Uterine transplantation Ben Jones
Clinical experience of a fertility preservation service- analysis of outcomes Stuart Lavery
Late effects of cancer treatment: early menopause and the use of HRT Melanie Davies
Ovarian tissue preservation Sheila Lane